News Release

* Can Dems Debate Climate? * “Primarying” House Democrats

The New York Times just published the piece “Democrats Will Debate in a City Under Siege by Climate Change” about the upcoming Democratic Party debates on Wednesday and Thursday in Miami. Buzzfeed just published the piece: “America Is Burning, Flooding, And Overheating. Why Aren’t Democrats Debating Climate?

STAN COX, cox at landinstitute.org, @CoxStan

Cox is co-author of the book How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia. He is research coordinator at The Land Institute and co-wrote the piece “A Rising Tide: Miami is sinking beneath the sea — but not without a fight” for The New Republic. He said today: “The way we ‘develop’ a place is part of the problem. Some economic stimulus is adding fuel to the fire; this is true for Miami because of its extraordinary vulnerability to sea level rise, as well as other parts of Florida. For decades, we’ve been building in places that should have remained as ecological buffers.”

See from the media watch group FAIR: “Previewing the Democratic Debates: Every Flavor of NBC, Trusting Corporate Media on Climate” and from 2016: “The Debates Are Over, and No One Asked About Climate Change.”

See petition from RootsAction.org: “Tell the DNC to Hold a Climate Debate.”

JEFF COHEN, jcohen at ithaca.edu, @Roots_Action
Cohen is founder FAIR and co-founder of RootsAction.org which just released the report “Bad Blues: Some of the House Democrats Who Deserve to Be ‘Primaried’.” The report, edited by Cohen, profiles 15 House Democrats, many of whom are funded by the fossil-fuel industry and Wall Street. The full report is at BadBlues.org and was summarized on Monday’s accuracy.org news release. Cohen faults both the DNC and major media for dramatically underplaying critical issues like global warming.